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Call us carers: limitations and risks in campaigning for recognition and exclusivity

This article comments on the current campaign by carers’ organizations for the title of carer to be used exclusively in connection with unpaid caring. This campaign is analysed in the context of recent developments in policies on unpaid caring and broader debates concerning recognition campaigns, identity and solidarity with others. It is argued that success for carers in terms of securing better benefits and services has been partial and limited and that there are problems in linking demands for recognition with demands for improved material conditions. It is also argued that this particular campaign is likely to prove counterproductive, not only for carers but also for others in caring relationships, including paid carers and people in need of support.

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Additional Titles
Critical Social Policy

Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
ISBN/ISSN
1461-703X;0261-0183
Resource Database
Social care online
Publication Year
2006
Issue Number
4
Volume Number
26
Start Page
945-960